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The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry: A Large Internet-Based Participant Recruitment Registry to Accelerate Referrals to Alzheimer’s- Focused Studies

Recruitment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) focused studies, particularly prevention studies, is challenging due to the public’s lack of awareness about study opportunities coupled with studies’ inclusion and exclusion criteria, resulting in a high screen fail rate. 

First of several Alzheimer’s studies to report results this summer

Beginning in July, several Alzheimer’s disease trials will release their study results. Will this be the year a potential treatment or prevention therapy is discovered? Dr. Alireza Atri from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute offers his thoughts on what could be next for Alzheimer’s research.

How are autism and Alzheimer’s related?

Recent studies suggest a link between Alzheimer’s disease and autism spectrum disorder. Scientists are asking the question: As children diagnosed with autism age into adulthood, how will their diagnosis impact their memory and thinking skills? With hundreds of thousands of elderly adults diagnosed with autism by 2030, now is the time to study this potential association.

Report: Sustaining healthy brain behaviors requires individual and community commitment

In its annual report, the Global Council on Brain Health and AARP brought together experts from around the world to discuss how society can do more to promote activities to support healthy brains as we age. Read what they have to say about how individuals and communities can motivate people to maintain brain-healthy lifestyles. 

Bringing Alzheimer’s prevention research to you for 10 years

This year the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry turns 10!  We’ve achieved many milestones over the past decade thanks to our members who continue to express interest in Alzheimer’s-focused research and share the Registry with their family and friends. Read more about all we’ve accomplished in our first 10 years and what we have planned for our next decade.

The importance of family caregiver studies in Alzheimer’s

Family caregivers are the backbone of long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Research studies are now focused on how to support caregivers throughout the course of a person’s disease, exploring tools for stress management, the wide range of caregiver responsibilities and much more.

New project launches to study Alzheimer’s disease prevention in people with Down syndrome

Approximately 75% of adults with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease by the age of 65. Researchers are now creating more studies to explore the link between the two and plan to bring the latest therapies into clinical trials for this patient population.

What are clinical trials and how do they work?

New drugs and medical devices are tested for safety and effectiveness in several phases of clinical trials. But how exactly does a clinical trial work? And what is the difference between Phase I and Phase II? This month we explore the inner workings of clinical trials and their role in testing new medical treatments. 

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry wraps up 2021 and looks to 2022 for new study opportunities

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to end Alzheimer’s disease before losing another generation. As 2021 comes to a close, we are excited about the many new opportunities we foresee next year to participate in groundbreaking prevention research.

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month shines spotlight other dementias

Alzheimer’s disease makes up 60 to 80 percent of all dementias. But what else can cause memory and thinking problems? Learn more about other causes of dementia along with their varied symptoms.